Pride Announce A Special Fundraising Event
LIVERPOOL Pride charity are pleased to
announce news of a special fundraising event at City Centre venue Amanzi on
Water Street on Saturday, 1 August 2015, the evening of Liverpool's official Pride
In keeping with this year's publically voted winning theme:- 'Love Is No Crime',
The Liverpool Pride Ball and Chain Fundraiser is an evening of live
entertainment in sparkling surroundings. Tickets are just £10 in advance and
includes a welcome drink on arrival, tickets are on sale now.
The event which is being organised in partnership with Soul Inspired Events will
include a host of Liverpool's hottest and freshest talent including the 2015 Out
On Stage finalists Skylights and Jess Kemp plus this year's winner Shamona. Out
On Stage is a live music competition, now in its third year, that took place
earlier this year organised by the Michael Causer Foundation, the winner secured
a place to play at Liverpool Pride among other festivals.
Other acts performing on the night will be
rising soulful/R&B artist Jes Stretton from Manchester, Liverpool funk pop band
Court Royal who have been championed by BBC Radio Merseyside's Dave Monks, Supercub who has just released his self-penned debut single Dancing Inside and
singer, writer and performer Amique who is a regular favourite at Parr Street's
Soul4Soul night. With more acts still to be announced.
Liverpool Pride recently announced a down-size in this year's event due to lack
of funding with the Pride March and Michael Causer Vigil remaining the key
events of the Pride weekend.
Joan Burnett, a trustee at Liverpool Pride said:- "We would love as many
people as possible to come along and support us at Amanzi, we have a great night
of entertainment planned and all will go towards ensuring we can continue to
hold a Liverpool Pride in the future. We are encouraging all to come along in
their Love Is No Crime outfits for our Ball and Chain fundraiser, get your
tickets fast as the venue is limited in capaCity and only 250 tickets will go on
Keep up to date with Pride Liverpool announcements by visiting
LiverpoolPride.Co.UK where people can also register to
volunteer or find out about sponsorship opportunities.
Liverpool Pride Ball and Chain Fundraiser
Location:- Amanzi, 18 Water Street, Liverpool.
Date:- Saturday, 1 August 2015
Time:- 7.30pm | Show 8pm
Tickets:- Advance £10 + £1 booking fee for Paypal (Includes welcome drink) or £12
on the door (if available).
Tickets can be ordered via email to:-
firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at
The Lisbon on Victoria Street, Liverpool.
TV's Clare Balding to give
public lecture at Edge Hill University
BROADCASTER, writer and presenter Clare
Balding will give the 2015 Chancellor's Lecture at Edge Hill University on 13
The annual Chancellor's Lecture is one of the major events in the University's
calendar. Chancellor Professor Tanya Byron, a chartered clinical psychologist,
journalist, author and broadcaster will introduce the lecture and chair a Q&A
Clare Balding is one of Britain's leading broadcasters, having won the BAFTA
Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her expert coverage of the
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Clare has worked in radio since she left university in 1994, and has been
presenting sports on television since becoming the face of the BBC's racing
output in 1998. Since then, she has worked on five Olympic Games, four
Paralympics and three Winter Olympics, and has presented racing for the BBC and
Clare has been part of BAFTA Award-winning programmes, named RTS Sports
Presenter of the Year, Sports Presenter of the Year at the TRIC Awards, Racing
Journalist of the Year, awarded the special achievement award at the Women in
Film and Television awards for her work on the Olympics and Paralympics and been
praised for "perfect presentation" by the judges of the Broadcast Awards.
Clare has hosted walking series Ramblings on Radio 4 since 1999, and in 2010 she
also presented Britain By Bike on BBC4 and Crufts for the BBC and More4. She has
worked on Britain's Hidden Heritage and Countryfile and in December 2012, Clare
hosted BBC1's Britain's Brightest. Since 2013, Clare has presented The Clare
Balding Show on BT Sport and BBC Two, featuring some of the most famous names in
A bestselling author, Clare's 1st book, My Animals and Other Family was
published by Penguin in 2012. Based on her childhood growing up in an unusual
household, it was published to critical acclaim and went on to win biography of
the year at the National Book Awards. Her second book, Walking Home was
published in 2014.
Professor Tanya Byron said:- "I am delighted that Clare Balding, a hugely
accomplished journalist and broadcaster, will be delivering this years'
Chancellors' Lecture at Edge Hill. The University has a long history of Sport
and Physical Activity education and with new multi-million pound sports
facilities opening this September, the timing of her lecture this Autumn
couldn't be better. I'm very much looking forward to hearing about Clare's
varied career and the experiences that have led to her becoming one of Britain's
leading broadcasters in this, the year we at Edge Hill celebrate being
University of the Year."
Previous speakers at the Chancellor's Lecture have included the Reverend Jesse
Jackson, neuroscientist Sarah Jayne Blakemore and journalist Giles Fraser.
The event will be available to book soon, more details will become available on:-
Electronic Cigarette Company
Helps to Develop First Nationally Recognised Standards for the Sector
THIS week was the launch of the 1st
nationally recognised voluntary standard that e-cigarette and e-liquid
manufacturers, importers and distributors can adopt to provide assurance to
their end customers that they are doing the right things to ensure quality and
safety in the end product; British Standards Institution Publicly Available
Specification for vaping products (BSI PAS 54115).
Over the last year, Blackburn based Totally Wicked, the UK's leading independent
electronic cigarette company has been at the heart of the process helping to
create PAS 54115.
As a member of the PAS 54115 Steering Group Totally Wicked provided expert
opinion and ensured that the voice of the SME independent electronic cigarette
industry was heard.
PAS 54115 gives guidance for those wishing to manufacture, import, label, and
market e-liquid and vaping devices (including those without nicotine) in a
responsible way. Those who manage to comply with it will have thought through
their manufacturing processes, their test procedures and their product
development strategy very carefully.
In its detail, PAS 54115 gives outcome driven standards (i.e. the result is more
important than the process that achieves that result) for the production of
e-liquid and of e-cigarette hardware and some suggested methods for managing
production and testing to meet those standards. The standards are not going to
be easy to meet, and for some of their demands, test methods have yet to be
The recommendations in PAS 54115 are expected to assist the industry and
government enforcement officers to ensure that vaping products are produced with
the proper safety and quality controls so that consumers can have the confidence
to make the switch away from smoking tobacco.
Speaking at the launch in Central London, Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of
Totally Wicked said:- "Today is a very important milestone in the maturity
of the UK vaping sector. PAS 54115 is a voluntary standard that e-cigarette and
e-liquid manufacturers, importers and distributors can adopt to provide
assurance to their customers that they are doing the right things to ensure
quality and safety in the end product. Because it was written and developed not
by politicians, but by people who understand consumer safety and vaping it looks
nothing like some of the poorly thought out legislation that is currently being
implemented under article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive. The standards
are not going to be easy to meet, nor should they be. The most gratifying thing
about the PAS is that every demand of this standard is aimed at improving the
quality and safety of the customer experience, and to do so in a specific and
directed way. I am proud that Totally Wicked was involved in the development of
PAS 54115. We work in a market that is occasionally exposed for the actions of a
few rather irresponsible businesses and individuals, and one of the best ways to
counter this is to demonstrate that there is a quorum of businesses that are
willing to standardize responsible good practice."